Category Archives: Let’s Talk Trash

Let’s Talk Trash: Household Edition, Pt. 2

A few weeks ago on Let’s Talk Trash, we talked about some common household materials that can and can’t be recycled. Since there were so many household materials, we had to make a second post! Check out the list below to see more common household materials and to find out whether they can or can’t…

Let’s Talk Trash: Living Environmentally-Friendly as a College Student 

In recent years, more and more people have started to realize the importance of living green. However, it can be difficult to live an eco-friendly lifestyle as a college student. If you are passionate about the environment but are finding it difficult to make environmentally-friendly choices on Ball State’s campus, read on for some helpful…

Let’s Talk Trash: Household Edition, Pt. 1

Household items are some of the most common materials recycled, but there are many different kinds of items and it can be difficult to know what is recyclable and what is not. Because we have so many items and materials to cover, we’ll be splitting the Let’s Talk Trash: Household Edition into two posts. Follow…

Let’s Talk Trash: School and Office Edition 

With school starting up again soon, you might be sorting through backpacks to see what supplies from last year can be used again and what supplies need to go. But did you know some of these items can be placed in blue bags? Read on to learn which common school and office supplies can and…

Let’s Talk Trash: Bathroom Edition

The bathroom is full of recyclable materials, but it’s easy to forget to toss those items in your blue bag. There are also a lot of materials that seem like they should be recyclable, but actually are not. Keep scrolling to find answers on whether some common bathroom materials can or can’t be recycled.  …

Let’s Talk Trash: Kitchen Edition

Your kitchen is full of recyclable materials, but there are also many items that seem like they should be recyclable and are not. So, what items can and can’t you recycle from your kitchen?   Paper Board and Food Boxes Clean and dry boxes made from paper board or cardboard, such as cereal boxes, are…

Let’s Talk Trash: Postal Edition

According to the National Park Service, Americans receive enough junk mail in one day to heat 250,000 homes! Most of that mail can be put in blue bags and recycled, but there are some things you receive in the mail that should go in the garbage. So, what kinds of mail can and can’t be…

Don’t Trash Our Earth—Recycle!

At the park, you finish all the water in your plastic bottle and look around for a recycling bin. You see a trash can, but no recycling. You’re faced with a choice: you can hold onto the bottle until you get home and toss it into your blue bag, or you can just throw it…